About Us

We are British Columbia’s health research agency. We are working towards a future where BC is recognized worldwide for its vibrant, coherent, inclusive, and globally competitive health research system, which improves the health of British Columbians, the health system and the economy. Considerations of equity, diversity and inclusion are top-of-mind as we begin our journey together, and our commitment to Indigenous reconciliation and self-determination will guide us.

As a provincial organization, our work extends across many Indigenous lands and territories throughout BC. We acknowledge with respect and humility that our Vancouver offices are located on the traditional and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Current Funding Opportunities

Scholar Program

LOI deadline has passed. Supports early career health researchers, helping them form their own research teams, train the next generation of scientists and develop world-leading research programs.

Research Trainee Program

Supports the best and brightest health researchers in training to enable career development and support world-class health research in BC.

Health Professional-Investigator (HP-I) Program

LOI deadline has passed. Supports health professionals who are actively involved in patient care to build their health research programs, train the next generation of scientists, and make significant contributions to their field.

Applications are now open for:

Latest News



SSHRC, CIHR and Michael Smith Health Research BC announce partnership in RoRI

Canadian research funders join forces with the international Research on Research Institute

17 November 2023

SSHRC, CIHR, and Health Research BC are core partners in the Research on Research Institute (RoRI) to help ensure that Canada is at the forefront of research funding practices.


Research Trainee 2024 competition: call for applications

16 November 2023

Michael Smith Health Research BC Research Trainee 2024 competition is now open to applications.


Scholar and Health Professional-Investigator Programs: 2024 competitions now open

26 October 2023

The 2024 Michael Smith Health Research BC Scholar and Health-Professional Investigator competitions open today.

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